Josh Barnett attempts to make peace with Dana White following Zuffa LLC. purchasing Strikeforce

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett has unsurprisingly decided it’s best to try to make peace with UFC President, Dana White, saying he’s done a great job in growing the sport and he hopes they can work together in the future.

Bernett, speaking via a stetament released via, said:

“Things have changed. This is major and great things can come from it and I just want to be a part of that, and the way I can best do that is be the best fighter I can be. I’m not here to make this a personal vendetta or judgment with [Dana], especially in terms of business. I know what I’ve got to do and I know what his position is in terms of being the president of the UFC, and that he has excelled at. He’s done a great job.”

“If he hates me, he hates me; but if he sees the value in what I bring to the table as a fighter I think that will speak for itself. But you know what? I don’t hate Dana and I do business, and I’ll go out there and do the absolute best that I can do and if he happens to be my employer… literally, if Dana White has an office that I have to write into every day, because that’s the person I report to for my business, well that’s what I’ll do.”

“There is a part of me that absolutely wishes that things between myself and the UFC had worked out differently. I was 23, 24-years-old at the time and I took advice from where I took it and I tried to do what I thought was the best thing at the time, but this guy that is sitting here talking to you now would tell that kid he was a moron.”

“Dana likes to go out there and crush, kill, pillage, whatever; and let’s face it, that’s kind of my M.O.. As much as I may have ever had difficulty with Dana at the end of the day there is a part of me that absolutely vibes with what he is does. Whether he wants to think about it or not, here and now, no bullshit, Dana White is pretty fucking metal and I am a metal dude… we’ll at least have that sort of respect that can’t be overlooked.”

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